What is?


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gnarlyroad
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What is?

Postby gnarlyroad » Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:33 pm



So I finally got started on inspection, repair or replace on my gl1000(77). So far things have been going good. Have removed reartire and drive. Regreased(sorry Moly 60 paste) and cleaned. Inspected and cleaned lubed caliper. cleaned up all the electrical connections to brake and signal lights( replaced in original spot and rewired). As I was inspecting the contents of the shelters I found what looks like a kill switch on a fuse panel on one side, on the other I found what looks like a tool for hand cranking.
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TKM
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1978 GL 1000-rolling frame
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1982 GL 1100A-
1999 Valkyrie
1974 TR6

Re: What is?

Postby TKM » Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:13 pm

Gnarlyroad
the crank is your kick starter , located at the back of the engine on the left side as you are sitting on the bike--most do not use them to start the bike--they are handy for rolling the motor over when changing your points or timing belts. The rubber strap holding that crank in is hard to find, be careful removing the crank from it's cradle I believe they are found on the 75,76 & 77 goldwings
The added on electrical is not factory , so who knows , i would suggest you trace the wires , has to be getting power from the battery or it is tapped into the harness somewhere and operating something , maybe he had supplementary lights on the bike , the wires look heavy enough
My first GL 1000 had a switch on the fairing that engaged the radiator fan motor , so who knows what a previous owner would have been running

Cheers
Terry

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Re: What is?

Postby gnarlyroad » Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:47 pm

Thanks for the quick reply and the answer to my ?'s. Will try to trace the wires to see where they go. Not sure why they would have put a kill switch there, but who knows what funny things people do.
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Re: What is?

Postby gnarlyroad » Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:35 am

Have another ?. What is this funny little tube that goes from in front of the generator bolt to the clutch.
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TKM
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Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:57 pm
Location: Brockville Ontario
Motorcycle: 1976-GL 1000-
1978 GL 1000-rolling frame
1979 GL 1000-
1982 GL 1100A-
1999 Valkyrie
1974 TR6

Re: What is?

Postby TKM » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:31 am

gnarlyroad
gnarlyroad wrote:What is this funny little tube that goes from in front of the generator bolt to the clutch

i believe the tube you are referring is the kick starter , remove the rubber boot, insert your crank and you can turn the motor over
people may use this instead of the generator bolt

Hope this helps
Cheers Terry

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Re: What is?

Postby gnarlyroad » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:07 am

Thanks for all your replies. Followed the wires found they ran into all the wires going to the fuse box(original). They then went to the fairing.For head lights etc. Think I'll have gone over every bolt and electrical connection by the time I'm done.
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Re: What is?

Postby papathud » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:22 pm

is it possible something was draining the battery befor and the previous owner put the switch in as a battery cut-out of some sort?




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